Kolkata: Denesh Ramdin sees himself as the calm amidst the storm. "My role will be a very important one. There are power-hitters before and after me, so my job will be about controlling and holding the middle order together," the wicketkeeper-batsman as the West Indies backed themselves to regain the World Twenty20 title they had won in 2012.
"That's where my experience will be crucial," he added, the 31-year-old, hoping to play his part in pretty partnerships with the big hitters. With the likes of Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell and skipper Darren Sammy around, he is happy to be the fecilitator. Short on time together as a team, he is happy for the time they spent in Dubai before coming to India.
"Most of them have been playing the leagues round the world. The camaraderie is good. It's great that we play India and Australia (in warm-up matches). Then, may be, we can go all the way as with each game our confidence will grow," he said.
Leg-spinner Samuel Badree butted in. "Camaraderie off the field is just as important as on it," he said, pointing to time spent together on the beach in Dubai and setting off on a desert safari. It was then time to set off for nets at the Eden Gardens.